Getting sniped in any game isn’t fun, but it’s especially bad in Fortnite as you only have one life, so it’d be nice to know when somebody is aiming at you.
In many shooters, if somebody is scoping in on you with a sniper rifle, there’s a lens flare given off so you know you’re in someone’s sights.
Fortnite doesn’t have that so even if you see another player with a sniper, you don’t exactly know if they are getting ready to eliminate you or not, making a sniping enemy player among some of the most dangerous in the game.
That would change with this concept as it’d add a lens flare so you’ll always know when you’re the target. It would make defending against them a whole lot easier and take away a lot of the advantage with this simple change.
Reddit user Aaron7B took this the extra mile and showed exactly how this would look in-game and we can’t help but wonder how much improved Fortnite would be with the change.
The user explains that maybe it could be a little duller in brightness, but that’s the general idea. It’d let players know if they are in immediate danger. Someone who would have a problem with this change is a sniper.
This would effectively bring a nerf to the snipers, but it seems like it’d end up being a positive change for the game. Snipers aren’t exactly part of the meta in Fortnite right now, but they are still especially dangerous in the right hands.
Whether Epic Games decide to go through with this change remains to be seen but they have listened to the community on things in the past so perhaps this could be the next step?
What do you think about Fortnite potentially adding a lens flare to snipers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.